Thursday, June 11, 2009

We Have Biddies!


As some of you may know, we have had a broody hen setting on some eggs. Last time this happened none of the eggs hatched. So, you can imagine my surprise when I went out there last night and heard chirping. I thought I was hearing things! But, we looked and there are 4 chicks! She has 2 more eggs, but I don't think they'll hatch. We also have another hen setting on 11 eggs. She just started, so it will be awhile before we know if they are gonna hatch.


Last night we had to finish putting a roof on a pen so we could separate her and the biddies from the rest of the chickens. This morning we finally cleaned out the chicken coop that should have been cleaned a couple months ago. I thought I'd wait until it was about 95 outside before I did it. I am THAT smart!


Anyway, aren't they just the cutest little fuzzy butts you've ever seen? We have 3 different breeds of roosters and about 6 different breeds of hens. So, who knows what these chicks will look like later on. But, for now, we have 2 yellow chicks, 1 dark yellow chick with a stripe, and a dark brown chick with a stripe. I do know the dark brown one came from the blue egg the hen was setting on. So, it's an Easter Egger mix.


17 comments:

Alli said...

Awwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! They are so cute! Congratulations!

Alli

Tatersmama said...

Ooohh...I just love little baby chicks!
These are so cute and oh boy, I so want me some!

Montee said...

Cute little biddies!

Suzanne said...

Awwwww...I love the little striped ones...so, so cute!

ValleyGirl said...

Very cool! And SOOOOO cute!!!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

You sound like a really proud mommy, clucking away!!!!! They are just the cutest! Hope the others hatch out for you!
Cora

Rachelle(aka mamabear) said...

oh so neat Nancy ! I have a dumb question..... when they hatch how do you know what they are female/male

and at what would you not have them together anymore???? if you didn't want more chicks.

We are researching now about the chickens and all the different kinds.

There are some many different ones out.

Hard to know which ones we want ! I just want yummy eggs ;-)

Enjoy your new little ones.
Blessings-
Rachelle

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Nancy, I just want to hug them!
I'm so glad your little hen is a momma- they're so much fun to watch!

Homemom3 said...

Congrats to the happy momma, oh and I'm meaning you by the way. These are so cute, so far my favorite is that darker brown one. Oh can't wait to hear what you name the easter egg one...hmmm maybe blue or bluebell (yes I know that's more of a cow).

Homemom3 said...

Congrats to the happy momma, oh and I'm meaning you by the way. These are so cute, so far my favorite is that darker brown one. Oh can't wait to hear what you name the easter egg one...hmmm maybe blue or bluebell (yes I know that's more of a cow).

QuiltedSimple said...

They are cute! I love baby chicks...
Kris

CrystalW said...

Awww! They are sooo cute!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Love your baby chicks - I'm gunna get me some one of these days!

I was going to ask you about how your blanch your squash? I have yellow and zucchini coming out my ears and we can't eat it all. I need to put some in the freezer.

Thanks for your help!
Congrats to momma chicken =o)

Nancy M. said...

Sand Flat Farm: This is my first time having a garden and trying to put up food. But, I'm giving it a shot! To blanch squash and zucchini, I cut them up and boil for 3 minutes with the lid on. Then, I dip them out and put in a cooling bath of ice water for about 5 minutes. Next I put it in a colander to drain it for a few minutes, then I freeze in either baggies or use the foodsaver to vaccumn seal it.

Mildred said...

Hi Nancy, What sweet little chicks. I would say that you have your hands full this Summer! So glad you received the ATC. Every time I am in the stores these days and I see cows/chicks, I think of you and your collection. Hope you have a good weekend.

Tipper said...

Congrats on the new babies!! So sweet!

Nancy said...

Oh goodness! SUPER cute! :)